Faces from the Interior
Created a series of four short form documentary profiles for display in museum exhibit. From the exhibit listing:
"Faces from the Interior: The North American Portraits of Karl Bodmer" is Joslyn Art Museum’s first project to focus exclusively on Karl Bodmer’s portraits of Native Americans. See over sixty recently conserved watercolors featuring individuals from Omaha, Yankton, Lakota, Mandan, Hidatsa, Assiniboine, and Blackfoot tribes, among many Native communities encountered by Maximilian and Bodmer during their travels along the Missouri River.
The exhibition also premieres four short films—contemporary portraits that testify to the enduring power of Bodmer’s images. Personal stories shared in these films illuminate generations of Indigenous teachings that bridge historical and contemporary featherwork and beadwork, dancing, tribal histories, and traditional ecological knowledge. Joslyn Art Museum gratefully acknowledges the participation and generosity of exhibition contributors and film participants.